Academy News 5th March 2018

Dear All,

What a week it has been with the arrival of the ‘Beast from the East’ and ‘Storm Emma’. To ensure the safety of staff and pupils alike we had to take the difficult decision to close the Academy.

I have already written to you regarding our recent OFSTED inspection and the report is now present on the Academy website.

St Edward’s Church of England Academy is a school that has everything it requires to be a place of outstanding education and this is what we have set our sights on. The following strengths have been identified:

  • outstanding pupils
  • supportive parents
  • committed specialist teachers
  • caring and nurturing support staff
  • driven new leadership team with high expectations
  • insightful and hardworking Governing body
  • broad and balanced curriculum

Underpinning these strengths is our RESPECT ethos and values that are driven by the teachings of Jesus.

Our recent Ofsted inspection graded the school as Requires Improvement.

We are pleased that the inspectors recognise the work that has been started and have endorsed the leadership team’s approach. Inspectors stated that this leadership team has a clear knowledge, drive and ability to be able to make the necessary changes and has radically raised expectations of the Academy and all within its community. They added that we have effective teachers and middle leaders who need to continue to share their best practice and embed the systems and structures that have been recently revised.

As Principal, I know that I have a team of staff who can deliver outstanding education and as the report states, we are already well on the way to implementing excellent education provision. As a team, we are committed to providing the very best for every individual child. We have already taken decisive action to ensure this occurs.

The best demonstration of this was the excellent performance that our pupils gave at the Regent Theatre in the ‘Once Upon a time’ dance show. I was lucky enough to see the children perform; their professionalism and synchronicity was something to behold. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Foster and Mrs Battigan for their work in preparing the pupils, and thank the pupils and their parents for their commitment in creating this superb dance show.


House Point totals for week commencing March 2nd 2018.

As always, I end this blog with a quotation and this time it is from an unknown source:

“Set your goals high and don’t stop till you get there”.

 God Bless,

Mr Hutchinson